Being Sick Isn’t Socially Acceptable

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So, you’re 25. You’re at the prime of your life. You have a job, a boyfriend, and lots of friends. Since you have a job, you can pay your bills and still have enough left over to have one night out a week. You enjoy a drink or two. You finished college and that degree is going to get you …

Perseverance

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Every once and a while, being sick makes me lose it. I get tired, frustrated, and frankly, pissed off. I’m still young. I shouldn’t have to deal with this. Really, no one should. I should be living my life not sitting in a hospital room for hours without an end in sight. Usually, despite it all, I can find a …

The Woman in the Mirror

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Body image is something that affects everyone, chronic illness or not. When you are sick, your body doesn’t just change on the inside. Many times, the physical changes you can see really affect you mentally.  I’ve seen many changes in my body since being diagnosed with Graves’ disease two years ago. I felt many changes in my body too. The exhaustion and muscle …

The Caregivers

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Most of us who are sick have a caregiver of some sort: a parent, family member, spouse, nurse, friend or just someone who comes and checks on us. Usually, the point of focus is on the one who is sick because they need assistance of some sort. Focus isn’t on the caregivers. Caregivers can get overlooked. I know first-hand how …

Handling Love and Chronic Disease

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Ah, Valentine’s Day; the holiday of love, candy and greeting cards. Whether or not you have someone to celebrate this holiday with, being sick can really put a damper on the day. If you have a partner and want to do something special and celebrate, here are some ways you may be able to have your cake and eat it …

Ever Felt Lost?

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Ever felt lost? That feeling where you’re standing completely still, and everything just spins and runs right by you? You try to grab something, anything you could hold on to, and no matter what you do, how far you stretch, your grasp just isn’t strong enough? I feel this way often. I remember my internship junior year of college, and …

New Year, New Voices

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Happy New Year from Cal-EZ! The Cal-EZ team is pleased to announce that with the new year, we are starting a new blog series. For those of you who are continually battling diseases that require calcium, we have new voices for you to hear. To start this series is Sam. Hello world! I’m very excited to be a part of …